According to a report by Reuters, on Monday, the United States targeted Venezuela's government with new sanctions, calling on allies to freeze the assets of its state-owned oil company PDVSA following violence that prevented humanitarian aid from reaching the country over the weekend. Diplomats reportedly clain that the Trump administration has taken its pressure campaign to the United Nations Security Council, urging it to discuss the ongoing situation in Venezuela. Reuters reports that the U.S. Treasury Department’s sanctions were imposed on four Venezuelan state governors allied with the government of President Nicolas Maduro, blocking any assets they control in the United States.

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